Dental Care Services for Pets

Did you know that by the time they reach 3 years old, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats would already have some kind of periodontal disease? This is a painful condition that causes inflammation in the gums and tissues around your pet’s teeth. If left untreated, it can cause tooth loss, bad breath, infections and other complications. Bad breath or “doggy breath” is one of the earliest signs of this condition. Fortunately, with regular at-home and in-office cleanings, your pet can maintain healthy dental health. To learn more about your pet’s dental care, please call us at (780) 475-9225.

Do pets need professional teeth cleaning?
Absolutely. Just like us, pets need to undergo professional cleanings by a certified medical team that can perform complete cleanings, check-ups, X-rays and surgical extractions if needed.

Do pets need to be sedated during teeth cleanings?
Yes. Please beware of “cosmetic cleanings” that offer anesthesia-free services. These types of cleanings are dangerous, as they only clean the surface-level of your pet’s teeth. By ignoring the area below the gums, plaque, tartar and inflammation goes unnoticed. General anesthesia is required for your pet’s comfort, and so the veterinarian can properly analyze and treat the entire mouth area.

How often should I brush my pet’s teeth?
Your pet’s teeth should really be brushed daily. We know it may sound like an impossible task but with the right skills and tools (which we can provide you with), you can have a dental routine mastered in no time!

Why is oral and dental health important in pets?
Healthy teeth, gums and mouth means your pet will be happy, comfortable and pain-free. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to other complications (e.g. infections) that can negatively affect your pet’s quality of life in the long term.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Delton Veterinary Hospital